ESPN

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. | Alabama’As Hurts: “The narrative has already been created”

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Jalen Hurts finally got to give his own take on Alabama’s much talked about quarterback situation. Since getting benched for the second half of the national title game, the two-year starter with the sparkling record has had to remain silent publicly about the situation. Hurts was blunt in his first chance to … Continue reading TUSCALOOSA, Ala. | Alabama’As Hurts: “The narrative has already been created”

Meyer defends himself and former assistant denies abuse

Urban Meyer defended himself Friday, admitting he was not forthright when questioned last week about 2015 allegations of domestic violence against one of his assistant coaches, but also insisting he handled the situation properly at the time. The assistant Meyer fired, Zach Smith, also spoke up, denying he abused his wife, backing his former boss … Continue reading Meyer defends himself and former assistant denies abuse

COLUMBUS, Ohio | The Latest: Ohio State trustees’ group will head Meyer probe

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Latest on Ohio State’s investigation of coach Urban Meyer’s handling of abuse claims against an assistant coach (all times local): 8:20 p.m. Ohio State trustees have appointed a special committee to investigate coach Urban Meyer’s handling of a fired assistant coach’s domestic abuse allegations. The university released a statement Thursday night … Continue reading COLUMBUS, Ohio | The Latest: Ohio State trustees’ group will head Meyer probe

NEW YORK | Expansion City: After MLS success, Atlanta gets esports team

NEW YORK— Atlanta is set to add another expansion franchise — this time in esports. The Overwatch League announced Thursday that Atlanta will join the global, city-based esports circuit in 2019, its second season. The team will be managed by Atlanta Esports Ventures, a partnership between Cox Enterprises and Province Inc. “We’ve had our eye … Continue reading NEW YORK | Expansion City: After MLS success, Atlanta gets esports team

NEW YORK | Fending off Fortnite: Can Overwatch stay atop esports world?

NEW YORK — The Overwatch League has planted its flag atop the esports mountain. But just like its twitchy-thumbed superstars, the premier circuit can’t afford to sit still. Not as long as Fortnite commands the rest of the gaming universe. The Fortnite phenomenon has put Overwatch in a strange position. The Overwatch League’s inaugural season … Continue reading NEW YORK | Fending off Fortnite: Can Overwatch stay atop esports world?

IRVINE, California | RB Todd Gurley gets huge new contract extension from LA Rams

IRVINE, Calif. — Running back Todd Gurley agreed to a lucrative four-year contract extension through 2023 with the Los Angeles Rams on Tuesday. Rams general manager Les Snead confirmed a new deal for the NFL’s offensive player of the year, calling Gurley a cornerstone of a team with Super Bowl aspirations. “He’s a big part … Continue reading IRVINE, California | RB Todd Gurley gets huge new contract extension from LA Rams

NEW YORK | Comcast drops Fox bid, paving way for sale to Disney

NEW YORK— Comcast is dropping its bid for Fox’s entertainment businesses, paving the way for Disney to boost its upcoming streaming service by buying the studios behind “The Simpsons” and X-Men. Comcast can now focus on its pursuit of European pay-TV operator Sky, a deal that would give the Philadelphia-based cable and media company a … Continue reading NEW YORK | Comcast drops Fox bid, paving way for sale to Disney

AP sources: Leonard going to Raptors, DeRozan going to Spurs

Two people familiar with the situation say San Antonio and Toronto have reached an agreement in principle on a trade that will send Kawhi Leonard to the Raptors and DeMar DeRozan to the Spurs. One of the people says the Spurs also are sending Danny Green to the Raptors as part of the deal. Both … Continue reading AP sources: Leonard going to Raptors, DeRozan going to Spurs